Seven-year-old quits Christmas pageant after being cast as sheep again

From The Babylon Bee.

DAVENPORT, IA— In an announcement that rocked the Christmas pageant world, seven-year-old Emma Stenson told reporters Wednesday she refuses to participate in the church nativity play after being cast as a sheep for the fourth year in a row.

The blond, curly-haired Stenson, whose parents describe as normally very compliant, said she was tired of being typecast.

“You mean to tell me Skylar gets to be Mary, and I’m the quiet, dumb animal again? Please! I could be ten times the Mary she is, and everyone knows it,” the agitated second grader reportedly said, adding that she has already paid her dues in the pasture.

“I wonder if Skylar playing Mary has anything to do with her dad being an elder,” she went on. “Probably just coincidence, right? Give me a break.”

Stenson added, “I’m so much more than livestock, and if they can’t see that—it’s their loss.”

30 Responses to Seven-year-old quits Christmas pageant after being cast as sheep again

  1. beth says:

    I so get it!

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  2. Sue Cass says:

    Good for her.

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  3. jenny_o says:

    lol 😀

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  4. I so wish that were true!

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  5. Cederq says:

    Good for her! She stands up for herself and is eloquent doing it

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  6. Linda Lee Adams/Lady Quixote says:

    A similar thing happened to me. When I was six years old, I was chosen to be part of a live nativity scene in front of my dad’s workplace. I wanted to be Mother Mary. But NO, a pretty girl with long auburn hair was cast as Mary. Me, with my short, thin, curly blonde hair, was typecast as an Angel. It was late at night, in the dead of winter, and COLD. All I was given to wear was a thin white sheet and a halo made out of aluminum foil that had been pinned to the top of my head. I stood and shivered in my thin sheet behind the manger, careful not to shiver too much and lose my halo. Meanwhile, Mary, with her beautiful long hair, was wrapped up in several warm blankets, seated comfortably in a chair, cradling a baby doll in her arms.

    I stood there and shivered for hours, while a long line of cars drove slowly by, honking and waving and yelling. I was a jealous, miserable, Mad Angel on that Holy Night.

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  7. egorr says:

    I don’t know where the Boys & Girls at the Babbelon Bee get their inspiration, sometimes, but their writing is pretty darn good!

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  8. K.L. Hale says:

    She really doesn’t know how baaaaaaadly she’s needed, though!

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  9. Ubi Dubium says:

    I had to be an angel in the pageant every year too. Kiddie-choir robes and a headband of tinsel. Every year. Look cute, sing the songs, and never ever get to be a star of the show. I spared my daughters this nonsense, not only have they never been in a christmas pageant, they’ve never even been dragged to watch one.

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  10. CattleCapers says:

    Lacking humility, I’d say.

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  11. Ah-ha-ha! Right on, little sister! 👍😉

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  12. You go, Emma! You raise some excellent points. We’ll see you on the Supreme Court one day! 👩🏼‍⚖️

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  13. LOL! I once had some issues when I was younger because I really dislike sheep. Goats however, are just wonderful. So I was quite convinced God got this sheep thing all wrong, and if He got this wrong, what else might he be wrong about?

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  14. jenny_o says:

    I’m enjoying the comments on this post so much! I wish I could use the “like” function but something changed a while back and it tells me I’m already signed in somewhere else so I can’t “like” without signing out. I’ve tried everything I can think of. I might just have to resort to writing “like” as a reply. If you see it, you’ll know what’s going on 😀

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    • That’s weird. I’ve had trouble with the “like” function many times — it works only sporadically — but so far I haven’t had it tell me to sign out. I usually have the opposite problem — WP signs me out of my account for no apparent resign, and I have to sign back in again.


      • jenny_o says:

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